George Floyd’s public viewing, Tropical Storm Cristobal makes landfall in Louisiana, NYC begins to reopen and more things to start your Monday.

Public viewing to be held for George Floyd in Houston, a day ahead of funeral
A public viewing will be held Monday for George Floyd from noon to 6 p.m. local time at the Fountain of Praise in Houston, where he grew up. Several memorial services have already been held for Floyd, a man remembered as as a gentle soul and commanding presence. The 46-year-old died in May after a police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes. His death has sparked demonstrations that continue to erupt in cities across the country to protest police brutality, with Floyds dying words, I cant breathe, giving life to a searing moment in the nations fraught struggle for human rights. Floyd’s funeral and burial will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. 
Hundreds of people held a private memorial in honor of George Floyd in his North Carolina birth town.
Tropical Storm Cristobal makes landfall along southeast Louisiana coast
Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall in southeast Louisiana on Sunday evening, bringing hazardous conditions that will continue to spread inland across portions of the northern Gulf Coast. The center of Cristobal was forecast to move inland across southeastern Louisiana through Monday morning, then northward into Arkansas and Missouri on Monday afternoon into Tuesday. The third named storm of a busy Atlantic hurricane season is not expected to intensify into a hurricane, forecasters said. It is projected to weaken to a tropical depression Monday, according to the NHC. 
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Officer charged in George Floyd’s death to make court appearance
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who is charged with the second-degree murder of George Floyd, is scheduled to have his first court appearance on Monday. Chauvin has been in jail since his arrest on May 29 two days after he pressed his knee to Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes, which, according to a county medical examiner, led to Floyd’s death. All four police officers involved in Floyds killing, which has been ruled a homicide, will face charges.
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Democrats to unveil legislation aimed at addressing police violence inequalities in the justice system
Congressional Democrats are set to unveil legislation Monday aimed at addressing some of the concerns raised by protesters following the death of George Floyd by a white Minneapolis police officer. The legislation would address inequalities in the justice system, racial profiling and excessive use of force, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. “What happened with George Floyd is so heartbreaking,” she said Thursday, noting it as “an inflection point” that could herald meaningful change. Later in the week, Philonise Floyd will talk about his brother’s death during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on police brutality and racial profiling. 
Terrence Floyd calls for peaceful non-violent protests as hundreds joined in a George Floyd memorial in Brooklyn. (June 4)
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New York City begins to reopen amid coronavirus pandemic
New York City once considered the United States’ epicenter for coronavirus  is on track to begin reopening Monday as the state gradually loosens restrictions put in place during the coronavirus crisis, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday. Cuomo said the city was meeting goals set for hospital rates and testing, will stockpile personal protective equipment and will focus on infection rates in hot spots by ZIP code. Construction and other manufacturing-type facilities will be operational for the first time since being shuttered March 22. On Sunday, New York City lifted the nightly curfew imposed after looting broke out early last week amid George Floyd protests. The 8 p.m. curfew had been scheduled to continue at until 5 a.m. Monday. 
New York City is on track to begin reopening on June 8 as the state gradually loosens restrictions put in place during the coronavirus crisis. (May 29).
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